That's what Storm Lake left in the minds of the Lakes Conference and area competition, as both the boys and the girls piled up solid team victories in the Tornado Relays on the emerald oval Tuesday night, just as they had done in a rain-shortened Storm Lake Invitational less than a week before.
The boys had 140 team points to 115 for second place Spirit Lake Park, 89 for Lemars, 67 for MOC-Floyd Valley, 51 for Estherville-LC, 51 for Spencer, 27 for Cherokee and 17 for Carroll Kuemper.
In sprints, Matt Ung was second for the Tornadoes in the 100 meters with Zach Miller fourth. Peter Winterton was second in the 200 meters with Eric Smith fourth. Winterton added a fourth in the 400.
In the distance running, Fred Mendoza found his stride to win the 1600 in 4:45.87, with David Brady fourth. Mendoza was a close second in the 3200.
J.B. Tutt was third in 800 meters and Tor Gach fifth for Storm Lake. Jeff Keen was second in the 400 hurdles.
Storm Lake's 4x100 team of Matt Ung, Eric Smith, Chom Thammavongsa and Zach Miller won in 44.87; and in the 4x200, Miller, Thammavongsa and Ung teamed with Courtney Goodchild to win in 1:34.26, while the 'B' team was fourth. Jeff Keen, Thammavongsa, Miller and Peter Winterton won the 4x100 shuttle hurdles in 1:00.52.
In the field events, lanky JB Tut cleared six feet to win the high jump with a two-inch margin over teammate Nate Tucker in second. Coaches feel he has more in him.
Matt Ung was second in the long jump, and Jeff Kofmehl third in the shot put.
"Our goal was to beat Spirit Lake at our own home meet. They have an excellent team and we had lost to them by 20-25 points earlier," Coach Paul Matthew said. "We feel very good going into districts which will be held at MOC."
For the girls, Storm Lake poured on 177 team points to win, followed by Carroll Kuemper with 128, Spencer with 102, Cherokee 69, LeMars 62 and MOC- Floyd Valley 43.
The Tornadoes tore up the sprints, with Amber Woodford winning the 100 meters in 12.80 with teammate Maleia Miller second.
Katie Blum won the 200 in 26.20, with Woodford second.
Michaela Brungardt continued to lay waste to the 400-meter fields, winning in 59.66, over four seconds ahead of her closest competitor.
In the distance events, Megan Thompson grabbed a third in the 1500 meters.
Storm Lake was all over the hurdles as well. Slone Masters won the 100 hurldles in 15.45, just fractions of a second ahead of teammate Cassie Meylor. Roles were reversed as Meylor won the 400 hurdles in 1:11.94 to edge Masters in second.
In relays, Storm Lake 'A' won the 4x100 in 51.63, the sprint medley relay in 1:52. The 4x100 shuttle hurdle 'A' team won in 1:07. 24.
In the field events, Slone Masters won the long jump with 16'9.5 ", with teammate Katie Blum second.
Michaela Brungardt won the discus in 115-03, with freshman sister Jacqueline Brungardt was third with another strong showing.
Jamie Cords was second in the shot put, with Courtney Lovetinsky third. Cassie Meylor was third in the high jump.